By Debra Skelton

From the age of 20 until eventually his dying at 32, Alexander the good and his armies from Greece swept throughout an unlimited zone that incorporated Persia, Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt. This identify seems to be at what made Alexander an excellent army tactician and a charismatic chief. It additionally explores what the jap international realized via touch with Alexander.

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In the 21st century experimentation is in progress with even more sophisticated and powerful catapults. Battering Ram: The battering rams used by ancient armies were most often made of the largest tree trunk possible, which had been hacked to a point at one end. The tree trunk would then be set on wheels, or sometimes carried by men, and rammed through the doors and walls of fortresses and castles. Sometimes a battering ram was slung in a support frame so that it could be repeatedly swung against the barricade.

Alexander decided to said to have heard about a conspirlet each unit take turns sharing the honor. acy against Alexander and failed to Alexander also lived through various other minor and report it. The Macedonian army serious wounds and illnesses. These ranged from a bird found him guilty of treason. He and dropping a stone on his head to getting a mild case of hyseveral others were executed. pothermia while crossing the Cydnus (now called the Tarsus) Alexander then sent soldiers River. to Ecbatana where Parmenion was stationed.

Alexander also offered a monetary reward to soldiers who married Persian wives; about 10,000 of his men took advantage of the offer. In another bold move, the king announced that he was releasing older and injured Macedonian veterans from military service and replacing them with 30,000 Persian young men who had been studying the Greek language and Macedonian methods of fighting. The army, who still considered the Persians barbarians, protested, saying if anyone was dismissed, they would all leave.

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